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Thomas J. Box

Date of birth: November 7, 1833
Date of death: December 18, 1914
Burial location: Bedford, Indiana
Place of Birth: Indiana, Indiana
Home of record: Bedford Indiana


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain (Infantry) Thomas J. Box, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 14 May 1864, while serving with Company D, 27th Indiana Infantry, in action at Resaca, Georgia, for capture of flag of the 38th Alabama Infantry (Confederate States of America).

General Orders: Date of Issue: April 7, 1865

Action Date: May 14, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Captain

Company: Company D

Division: 27th Indiana Infantry